I will be spending at least another day in the hospital. I told the docs about the occasional discomforts around where Baby A is, and they said it might be what I thought (A’s movements without the amniotic buffer), or it could be ligament pain, or it could possibly be a warning of infection. Based on that alone they wanted to keep me another day to watch for increased pain. And then a couple of hours ago I started noticing traces of yellow-green among the discharge. The docs say it may be pus – not that I need to be told that green mucus is never a good sign when you’re worried about infection, and is definitely a reason for further monitoring.
Today’s CBC blood test was still normal and my vitals have still been fine, but they haven’t been taken for a couple of hours. A nurse tried to get the heartbeats with the doppler this morning, but she was only sure she had heard two of them. Seemed to be B and C. So the same guy from yesterday did another ultrasound today. He was still not great, but a lot better than before. He appears to be one of the MFM residents and not an intern or tech – just a really amateurish one who needs to develop his patient care skills. Seriously. Anyway, he did find three heartbeats that are still okay, but he said there really doesn’t look like much fluid at all around Baby A. He’s looking very constricted, and without the fluid to transmit the signal, it’s a lot harder to get a clear picture of him.
Not feeling very upbeat right now. Also, very very tired.